Corona pandemic prevented Real Madrid from including the Premier League star

Fernando Caro, CEO of Bayer Leverkusen, revealed that Kai Havertz would have been close to moving to Real Madrid had it not been for the Corona crisis.

Havertz emerged as one of the most prominent players in the German League with Leverkusen, and was viewed as the most important German talent in the past decade, thus attracting the attention of many clubs around the world.

According to Caro, Real Madrid was willing to pay 80 million euros to include Havertz, but with the onset of the Corona crisis and how it affected everyone economically, the Royal Club did not have the ability to bear its full cost.

Perhaps if the German player had waited, as Caro urged him, he would have joined Real Madrid the following summer, but Havertz was then determined to leave and take the next step in his career.

Havertz joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020, but the experience is not seen as successful considering that he moved for 80 million euros and scored only 32 goals in 139 matches.

The 24-year-old’s experience at Chelsea did not last long, as after only 3 years, he left for rival Arsenal for 75 million euros.

Havertz began to gradually improve with Arsenal, as this season he scored 9 goals and assisted 3 others in 40 matches in all tournaments.

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